Frugal Living,  Musing,  Parenting

What Motivates Me

Given the time of the year, I’ve come over a little more reflective than normal. Yesterday I recorded a podcast titled “What Motivates Me”. Sometimes recording audio is a good way to explain myself.

The podcast seems to have struck a chord with a number of people and Audioboo (I use this site to record and host my audio) decided to feature it yesterday afternoon.

I continue to be amazed by the change my life has undergone since I became a parent. I was financially focussed and motivated, now I’m not. I’m more interested in fulfillment and giving the children the tools to thrive as they grow older.

While money is an indicator of value, it’s not the only way of measuring our worth. Feeling valued in what I do is a huge motivator and so I have to thank all the readers and listeners who try my recipes and tips to make a difference.

It’s hard to stay motivated when you don’t have a sense of what you’re worth. Particularly when you’re stuck depending on assistance from Social Welfare or others to put food on the table and keep the house heated. I’ll probably blog about this more next week. This time of the year is incredibly difficult for those on a budget. The financial and emotional pressures are huge.

As I say on the podcast every week:

Whatever you’re up to for the week ahead, have a great one. You’ll find me on most social networks as “Wholesome Ireland”, except on Twitter where I’m @wholesomeIE.

I'm an Irish mother to 2 boys, born & bred in Dublin, Ireland. I like to cook simple & fresh food for the family, with the family on a budget.

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